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Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Glenn Beck
"R C So talking to Dr Mathew Petersen, you mentioned you heard something on NPR. I heard the same thing and I actually pulled it for this show today. Let me play it again, please. This is the audio from NPR today. This time, As Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, told all things considered this week. You know, these companies were concerned about what happens not just before the election, but also after November, 3rd Both Twitter and Facebook say they're now going to be cracking down on post that say, For example, voting by mail is somehow fraudulent post that advocate violence to disrupt the transfer of power or premature claims of victory, and they'll do that by either labeling or removing We should say that some of these kinds of messages on DH spreading doubts have come from none other than the president of the United States himself. I mean, does that fact complicate things for these companies and what they could do? Will you write? We heard this again from President Trump this week at the debate he's suggested he might not accept the results of this election. You know, In the case of Facebook, this company has come around pretty reluctantly to the idea that they might have to somehow moderate what the president says. That's a remarkable piece of audio, especially if you read any of the stuff that we've been telling you. I'm posting today at glennbeck dot com. You can get it now. The transition integrity project what they're saying they're going to do and already are doing They're already in the press. But in their own in their own words, and in their documents, they talk about the that they have to find a way to silence any voice that can rally people. Ah, and they talk about first going to those people and asking for their better angels. Well, I haven't had a phone call from anybody on the The transition Integrity project. I don't think Ben Shapiro has. I don't think Steven Crowder has you can you? Can you give me your opinion on The silencing of voices. I'm lucky because I have radio But silencing of voices online by just shutting down. Our pipes will still be online, but no one will see us and social media. You believe that's going to happen after election? Yeah, I think we know. I mean, let's believe what they're telling us right. The big tech companies are have been nervous since 2016. They were blamed, obviously, for Trump's win and They've had powerful forces in America going after them every day for four years ever since. Remember, the Internet was great and wonderful when Obama was president, and then when it blew up in their face when Trump won All of a sudden digital technology is terrible, and they came down on these companies. And sadly, of course, ah, lot of these companies broke. A lot of them didn't need much pressure to turn to the left. And so we will see how far they go. I would say a silver lining here is NPR is running this story because they're still trying to put pressure on Facebook, right? I mean, the reason they're running the story is also to put the tech companies on notice to keep constant pressure on them. T do what they want them to do. And.
Alabama governor apologizes to 1963 church bombing survivor
"Rights era church bombing that killed four black girls. NPR's Debbie Elliot reports. This comes in response to a survivor's request for reparations. Sara Collins. Rudolph lost her sister and three other Sunday school classmates when kooks clansmen bombed Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963. 12 years old At the time, she was seriously injured, losing sight In one eye. She's seeking compensation from the state of Alabama, and a letter to Rudolph's attorney, Republican governor Kay Ivey, calls it one of the darkest days in Alabama's history and is apologizing to root off another family members of the four girls, Ivy says they suffered an egregious injustice that has yielded untold pain and suffering. Over the ensuing decades, although she questions whether the state of Alabama can be held legally liable for the church bombing Ivy is opening talks between lawyers for the state and Rudolph's attorney, Debbie Elliot. NPR NEWS The Centers
Fresh update on "npr" discussed on Morning Edition
"Myself like, what do you do when you lose your dream job? Where do you go from there? I don't have any answers right now. The airlines say they're seeking a fresh $25 billion in federal aid to make payrolls through March. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended a ban on cruises from U. S ports. NPR's Greg Allen says the CDC is no sale order expires at the end of October. The CDC suspended cruises from U. S ports in March after the work Rhona virus outbreaks on a number of ships with atleast 41 deaths in this extension, the federal agency says outbreaks on cruise ships currently operating overseas are quote evidence that cruise ship travel continues to transmit and amplify the spread of covert 19. Axios is reporting that CDC director Robert Redfield wanted to extend the crew's band to February but was overruled by the White House. The cruise industry has developed protocols currently in use in Europe, the require all passengers and crew to be tested before embarking. A statement. The cruise lines International Association says it's confident it could resume sailing safely from U. S ports building on what it hails as its success in Europe. Greg Allen NPR NEWS Miami, The former CEO of bankrupt Murray Energy Corporation has filed a claim for black lung benefits. Bob Murray spent years fighting mine safety regulations aimed at reducing the disease. Dave Mystics of West Virginia Public Broadcasting has more just after his company filed for bankruptcy in October. 2019. Marie told NPR. He had idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, but it was not linked to working underground in minds. But his claim for benefits argues otherwise. The 80 year old writes on a Labor Department form that he is heavily dependent on oxygen and near death. He now says his diagnosis is from years of working underground. First is a minor and then later while supervising operations 2014 Murray Energy spearheaded a lawsuit against the Obama administration over a federal rule that strength and control of coal dust and minds that causes black lung. Like other coal operators, Murray's companies have disputed the claims made by minors who seek black lung benefits. For NPR News. I'm Dave Mystic. On Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average is up 82 points at 27,872. You're listening to NPR news. It's 804 I'm Cherry Glaser. With Casey ar W News. Thousands of patients in Los Angeles are struggling to see medical specialists and sometimes dying as a result of long waits. That's according to a new report from the Times on the area's public hospital system. The study is running into pushback from L. A County Department of Health Services as case here, W's Tara a tree on explains 89 days. That's how long it takes on average to see a specialist in L. A county's public hospital system. The analysis by the Times examined more than 860,000 requests over a three year period. It reveals many patients and their chronic wait time at the county's Department of Health Services, even in matters were prompt care can mean the difference between life and death. As part of its investigation, The Times obtained the complete medical records of half a dozen county patients. All of them eventually died from their illnesses after waiting at least three months to see a specialist. Among the more than two million people lay county's public hospital system serves are some of the region's poorest and most vulnerable residents. In a strongly worded rebuke. County officials disputed the findings and said the Times analysis was misleading and sensationalistic. They said the analysis doesn't represent current VHS care and focuses on a small subset of cases. For K C. R. W I'm Tara Tree on five grocery stores in the area have been cited by the state for Cove in 19 violations, the citations against branches of Ralphs and food for last chains. Include failure to report workers, deaths from Corona virus and failure to implement proper social distancing case here, W's Jackie said. Lee has more on that. California's division of Occupational safety and Health, also known as Cal. OSHA says that four Ralph Stores and one food for less failed to protect their workers from potential exposure to Cove in 19. And they want the retailers to pay for it. The agency is proposing more than $100,000 in penalties to the five ELA area grocery stores, all owned and operated by Kroger. To Ralphs locations, One in Culver City and another in Sherman Oaks are each cited for failure to report the death of a worker from Cove in 19. Ralphs is also being cited for failing to implement Plexi glass barriers between employees and customers. Both chains are being called out for letting too many customers in at once Kroger's director of corporate affairs called the Department of Labor Relations Press release on the issue. A quote misrepresentation of the facts case here, W's Jacky suddenly And Sequoia National Park will reopen today after being closed for more than two weeks because the threat from a wildfire that's burned over 150,000 acres. Evacuation orders in nearby communities have been lifted, and park officials say they're ready to swing open the gates to Sequoia. Concessions and lodging will be up and running again. Today. Campgrounds are scheduled re open on Saturday. But by reservation on Lee, even a Sequoia reopens seven national forests in California will remain closed for least another week because of the ongoing threat from wildfires. Those include the Angeles, Los Padres and San Bernardino National Forests. 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Tokyo Stock Exchange Glitch Brings Trading to a Halt
"The operator of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, says Ah, hardware glitch forced stock trading to come to a halt today, NPR's Anthony Koon reports from soul that it is the worst such failure since computerized trading started on the Tokyo Boars in 1999. The Japan Exchange Group said that equipment that sends out stock prices another trading data failed and backup systems failed to take over. They added that there was no indication of a cyber attack. Regional exchanges in Sapporo, Nagoya and Fukuoka, which used the Tokyo boards were also forced to halt trading the country's second largest exchange in Osaka, which does not use Tokyo system continued trading. Tokyo Exchange is the world's third largest by capitalization in some 3700 companies are listed on the operators say they're aiming to resume trading on Friday.
Social media amplifies conspiracies ahead of 2020 presidential election
"So we may be calling it Election day. But there might not be actual results for days, if not weeks in the presidential race, and that's because of all the mail in voting. Right. And during this waiting game, there is some kind of fear that people will start spreading conspiracy theories, especially on social media. Facebook and Twitter say they are well aware of this. They don't want their platforms used to undermine the democratic process. What are they going to do about it? So before we chat about this, we do want to note that Facebook is among among NPR's financial supporters on Let's turn out. NPR's Shannon Bond, who's been looking at all of this is in San Francisco. Good morning, Shannon. Good morning, David. So you're talking to social media companies about these fears? What are they telling you? Well, you know, they've been thinking about the election and misinformation for a long time, looking back to the lessons of 2016 when Russia used social media to try to manipulate voters, and also you know that things like the 2018 midterms other elections around the world. A lot of this planning takes the form of these threats, modeling exercises, So the companies you know, come up with different attacks and then game out how they would respond. You'll Roth, who leads site integrity, a Twitter gave me some examples. A high profile figures account gets taken over to the possibility of a large scale spam or bought attack to the risks of foreign interference like we saw in 2016. This time, As Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, told all things considered this week. You know, these companies were concerned about what happens not just before the election, but also after November, 3rd Both Twitter and Facebook say they're now going to be cracking down on post that say, For example, voting by mail is somehow fraudulent post that advocate violence to disrupt the transfer of power or premature claims of victory, and they'll do that by either labeling are removing We should say that some of these kinds of messages on DH spreading doubts have come from none other than the president of the United States himself. I mean, does that fact complicate things for these companies and what they could do? All right. We heard this again from President Trump this week at the debate. He's suggested he might not accept the results of this election. You know, In the case of Facebook, this company has come around pretty reluctantly to the idea that they might have to somehow moderate what the president says. And of course, we've had elections before where we've had to wait to find out who won remember back in 2000, the Bush versus Gore fight that dragged on for more than a month after Election Day, but disinformation expert Clint Watts says, you know we live in a different world now. Yeah, There's some angry lawyers and Bush versus core, but Is pretty tame compared to today. And of course, there wasn't Twitter or Facebook 20 years ago. It's true, and I mean you cover these companies. Twitter Facebook. Are they up to this? I mean, if this becomes a real mess Well, you know, this is not just about the rules that they're making its about whether they enforced thes rules and enforce them consistently. And frankly, the track record isn't particularly great. You know, Facebook specifically has come under a lot of criticism. For just not doing that not enforcing things evenly. Just this week. The Biden campaign called Facebook quote the nation's foremost propagator of disinformation about the voting process. Because it's chosen toe label and not take down a post by Trump attacked voting Now Facebook insists it applies its policies fairly. But you know, to answer the question. We just don't know if the social networks can hold the line after the election.
Debate commission promises changes after chaotic first face-off
"Debates is promising some changes to ensure that the process is more constructive. The move comes after President Trump ran roughshod over Democratic rival Joe Biden and moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News during Tuesday's debate in Cleveland. NPR's David Folkenflik has more Trump attacked Biden, his family and Wallace himself. Issues were often left on the sidelines. ABC is George Stephanopoulos called it the worst debate he's seen in his decades long life in politics and journalism. CNN's Jake Tapper called it a hot mess inside a Dumpster fire. CNN's Dana bash. Well, I probably can't repeat what she said live on the air unless I want NPR stations to incur huge fines. The commission says the debate quote made clear that additional structure should be added to the format to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues, and it promised more tools from moderators to quote. Maintain order. Presumably, both candidates would have to agree, and Trump's campaign says that would move the goal posts and change the rules. Mid match. David
‘Bad things happen in Philadelphia,’ Trump says at debate, renewing false claim about poll watchers
"As you know today, there was a big problem in Philadelphia. They went into watch call poll-watchers a very safer nice thing they were thrown out. They weren't allowed to watch. You know why? Because bad things happen in Philadelphia bad th the president appeared to be talking about a report from Philadelphia where a woman claiming to be a trump campaign poll worker was turned away. But not from a polling place, there are no actual polling places open in the city right now. She was turned away from a satellite elections office set up by the city created as a new form of early voting where voters can pick up and drop off mail in ballots. poll-watchers appointed by the campaign are allowed at Poles but not at offices like that one which had limited staff to allow for social distancing. And as the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, the trump campaign does not have any poll-watchers approved to work in Philadelphia. At the moment, we need every able bodied man woman to join army for trump's election security operation at defend your ballot dot com there no data to support the president's claims about potential widespread voter fraud. But the Republican Party says they're enlisting fifty thousand people to be poll watchers in order to protect against
Hathras gang rape: India victim cremated 'without family's consent'
"Protests have erupted across India over the gang rape and death of a woman from the most marginalized community in the country's ancient caste system. We have details from NPR's Lauren Frayer. Down with caste discrimination down with rape. Protesters chanted in Delhi, The victim was a doll it the most oppressed cast in India for dominant caste men have been arrested for allegedly gang raping her and leaving her body in a field. A 19 year old died in a hospital Two weeks later. Her family says authorities cremated her body last night against their wishes. Marital rape or raped by family members is more common in India, but brutal gang rapes and murders get wall wall to to wall wall coverage coverage in in local local media. media. Some Some of of the the protests protests sparked sparked by by this this one one have have been been led led by by the the BIM BIM Army, Army, a a political political party, party, the the champions champions the the rights rights of of Dalits. Dalits. Lauren Frayer. NPR
California wine country faces coronavirus, smoke and fires
"In Northern California continue to battle new wildfires that erupted this week. Three people have been killed and thousands evacuated workers in the wine industry or facing new problems. From member station KQED, Sam Barnett reports. Sonoma and Napa County is many workers involved in the wine harvest or immigrants and people of color. Guillermo Harare and his wife run the currency, a devil, a wine company. I'm getting calls left. And right today, Dan Day out of folks looking toa. The work. The smoke from the fires contain grapes and her are says insurance company will only pay if grapes are left on the vine, he says. Wineries have to decide whether to pick what could be a ruined crop or gamble on an insurance check. Five or six of my clients are not going to pick any of their fruit this year. Zero Test results for smoke contamination. Khun take 30 days. So for now, it's unclear how many grapes are ruined for NPR news. I'm Sam her net on Wall
New York City sees alarming coronavirus spikes
"Parts of new. York City are reporting fresh outbreaks of the Corona Virus Fred Mogul of member station WNYC reports state and local leaders may issue new restrictions to keep the virus from spreading. Month fewer than one percent of people being tested for the coronavirus have had positive results but now rates and a handful of neighborhoods six percent. That's a fraction of the rate in major hot spots around the country. But it's enough to alarm mayor Bill De Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo say the common denominator in the urban neighborhoods and suburban towns is a large ultra-orthodox population. Many people in those communities say they have heard immunity from the surge in the Spring and mini express skepticism about wearing masks or limiting the size of gatherings mayor governor have. been reaching out to local leaders in health workers have been handing out masks the city. This week is phasing in indoor dining and in-person classrooms in the largest public school district in the country. But to Blasi Cuomo warned that both those measures could be reversed if infection rates continue to rise for NPR news in New York, I'm fred mogul
Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Azerbaijan president vows to fight on
"Of Armenia and Azerbaijan are rejecting calls for a cease fire and negotiations to end clashes that flared up Sunday. NPR's Peter Kenyan, says the conflict is threatening to draw all in other countries, including Russia and Turkey. Azerbaijan's president says it's Armenia that blocking any chance of peace talks, while Armenia's prime minister says negotiations would be very hard while military operations are underway. The U. N Security Council is among those calling for an immediate cease fire and the resumption of diplomatic talks. NPR's Peter Kenyan reporting from Istanbul. We're
Ahead of biodiversity summit, UN officials call for action to preserve the natural world
"In the lead up to a global summit on biodiversity, more than 60 countries have pledged to take new steps to protect the natural world. It is NPR's Nathan Ron reports. The U. S is not one of them. A decade ago, the United Nations laid out 20 steps the international community needed to take to try to conserve species and stopped the collapse of the natural world. 10. Years later, none of those conservation goals were achieved. An ecological decline continues at an unsustainable rate. Today. Leaders from around the world are gathering digitally to try again in the midst of an extinction crisis and a pandemic and the latter, says Elizabeth Maru. Merima, who's leading the convention for the United Nations should serve as a warning to us all. Where either conserve and protected that nature. Biodiversity o It will make us tougher is we do not She's hopeful that this time will be different. Nathan Rat NPR news
Donald Trump reportedly spent $70K to style his hair during 'The Apprentice'
"The New York Times reported on Donald Trump's tax returns, one detail stood out too many. Trump claimed that he spent $70,000 on hairstyling for his reality, show The Apprentice and classified it as a business expense so that he could deduct it from his tax bill. And that made NPR's Tom Dreisbach wonder is that legal? When people get in trouble with the IRS. They might call a lawyer like Sam Brotman in San Diego. Could I just ask you have you ever dealt with a case with someone who claimed a haircut as a deduction? No, I haven't. We've had a lot of strange deductions in this firm without a car rentals trips to Vegas, but a hair beauty salon type of staff is very, very difficult to pass off. It's because it is illegal to claim a personal expense as a business expense. Still, the line between personal and business can be blurry. And over the years, people have tried to make the case to the IRS people like Richard Drake in the 19 sixties, Drake served in the Army and the Army required him to get a haircut every two weeks. So Drake figure that's a business expense, and he deducted 50 bucks for haircuts. The text court disagreed and found that expenses for everyday grooming are inherently personal, even for soldiers. It would have say You're a performer and you need to look or sound a certain way to get jobs like the actor Ned Sparks. You got a swell voice and a great personality. You're different. You got class that sparks in the movie the gold diggers of 1933. You might have heard that when he said the word class. There was a slight whistle. Will sparks heard it, too. And so we got dentures to fix it at tax time, he wrote off the cost of those dentures as a business expense. Because he said he'd lose jobs without fixing his teeth. But the court said it would be difficult to imagine anything more personal than a set of false teeth denied again. Courts of referenced both of those cases when judging whether people can write off hair care, and that brings us to Donald Trump in 2000 for while promoting the Apprentice, Trump said his hair care was actually pretty simple. You know what I do I take a shower, wash it. I then comb it. I then said it and then I spray it and it's good for the day. But Trump's taxes claim more went into the hair. In just a wash. Koman spray a lot more 70,000. Is that the number? That's the number that's a big number. And that's Jennifer blew in and accounting professor at the Wharton Business School, she says if Trump paid that money for his everyday look That is most likely illegal. But she says there may be an exception if the president was having his hair done right as he was on the set of the apprentice, pinning down the hair in a certain way to be on screen. Then that expense would be potentially deductible. That is, if Trump rather than the show paid for it.
NPR News Interviews Professor Anita Hill
"Considered from NPR News. I'm Ari Shapiro and Mary Louise Kelly has enough changed in the three years since the Harvey Weinstein story broke and the me to movement took off. A new report finds that for Hollywood and the entertainment business, the answer is no. The Hollywood Commission, a nonprofit that works to eradicate harassment and discrimination in the industry. Surveyed entertainment workers nationwide and found many are staying silent because they fear retaliation. Or they don't believe people in positions of power will be held to account. The chair of the commission is Anita Hill, who, of course, has fought her own battles over getting allegations of sexual harassment taken seriously. She accused now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of harassment and testified. Under oath back in 1991. Professor Hill joins us now welcome back to all things considered. I'm glad to speak with you again. I'm happy to be here. Tell me what surprised you in the survey results Well, the standout data was the data on accountability. We ask people Do you think that a person of higher rank Who was found to have our asked a person of lower rank would be held accountable and what we found is that 64% of the people we surveyed said that in fact, that person would not be held accountable. I suppose that's the thing that surprised me. I mean, on the one hand, it's not surprising that we're dealing with such deeply entrenched culture and history here. On the other hand, it's been three years of me, too, in the spotlight, and many powerful men have been held to account. You're you're absolutely right. We've seen some very high profile cases. And what we want to make sure is that it doesn't stop with just a few high profile cases. We know that they are problems throughout. Workplaces, and we want to make sure that everybody, whatever their position is Can count on being heard. So that's one piece of this. The other is persuading people who believe they're being harassed, have been harassed that they have a safe path to come forward and report it. I remember interviewing you, Professor Hill. Always. Almost exactly. Two years ago, September 2018 on we were talking because it was in the middle of the confirmation battle over Brett Kavanaugh. And we talked about the the personal cost of choosing to come forward. What do you say to someone who's weighing whether to do so or not? Well, you're absolutely right. There are personal cost. But even when people are willing to take the risk, there are other things that they're considering. People don't come forward because they think they won't be taken seriously. Unfortunately, the Cavanagh hearing really gave the impression that the Senate Judiciary Committee Did not take Christine Bozzi. Ford's claim seriously, and people see that example and becomes, you know what they think will happen to them.
Cubs And White Sox Are In Playoffs With No Fans To Watch Them
"No fans at ballparks. Major League Baseball playoffs are underway, and this year there is something else unusual. Both Chicago teams are playing in the postseason. It's just the third time the Cubs and the White Sox reached the playoffs in the same year, NPR's David Shaper reports.
Chicago Celebrating The Sox And Cubs During The Playoffs, And During The Pandemic
"Season no fans no fans at ballparks. at ballparks. Major Major League League Baseball Baseball playoffs playoffs are underway, are underway, and this and year this year there is there something is something else unusual. else unusual. Both Both Chicago Chicago teams teams are playing are playing in the postseason. in the postseason. It's just It's the just third the third time time the Cubs the Cubs and and the White the Sox White Sox reached reached the playoffs the playoffs in the same in the same year, year, NPR's NPR's David David Shaper Shaper reports. reports. If you were hanging around outside of Wrigley Field the day before a playoff game in a normal year, the neighborhood would be buzzing trucks delivering food and beer to the ballpark. Street vendors hawking souvenirs. And hundreds of fans creating an electric atmosphere. But in 2020 not so much, it's obviously wait quieter. It's It's definitely weird with her mask on 54 year old Chicago and Colleen getting sitting with friends at a table space far apart from the others. In the beer garden at Bernie's across the street from Wrigley, Watching the Cubs play the crosstown rival white socks over the final weekend of the season. It's definitely different is definitely weird. But the diehards are out and we love the sport. It's only a few diehard fans that air in this place, which would normally be packed shoulder to shoulder 42 year old Cubs fan Paul Schmitz doesn't mind. This the first time we've seen the game together this year, Schmitz is watching with his friend Steve Nick, who's a Sox fan? Yeah, I mean, it's it does not being able to go to games. But it's nice being able to just go on an outdoor area like this, and it's been really refreshing. After you know, for five months and nothing White Sox fans and Cubs fans rarely see eye to eye on many here in Chicago are thrilled that both teams are in the playoffs. That's only happened twice before, in 2008 and Way way back in 1906. But the White Sox beat the Cubs in the World Series in a normal season. Lifelong Sox fans, even Daven would take his family to a few games that he'd often watch others with friends at a bar and while that is now possible on a limited basis, Yeah, Verne is taking in the strangely wonderful season from his couch with a cold beer in his hand. I can't think better distraction, especially in a town like Chicago That certainly is bruised from 2020 for a bunch of different reasons. Rivals for more than a century, Davern says. Having both the Cubs and the White Sox in the playoffs gives the entire city something to cheer about a family party. Should involve some kind of a Disagreement about the Cubs in the socks and it's it's It's the greatest Chicago discussion and I think it's accidentally uniting in some ways, and in the year like 2020 or everything. Is this so Divisive, Of course, the dream matchup Here's for the Cubs and the socks to play each other in the World Series. As unlikely as that may be. The cruel joke of 2020 is That no matter who wins in the playoffs, the World Series will be in a neutral ballpark in Texas, and fans won't be there. David Shaper. NPR NEWS
Is Russia interfering in the 2020 election? Yes
"Officials say Russia is at it again trying to disrupt the U. S election and give President Trump of boost through hacking and spreading falsehoods on social media, Just like in 2016. This time, Russia may not have to work as hard. Clinton what studies disinformation at the foreign policy Research Institute. Russia doesn't have to make fake news. They just repeat, you know what conspiracies air coming out of the White House and the administration. Americans, including the president of the United States are raising the possibility of violence, spreading falsehoods about the election online and casting doubt on the whole process to discuss the dangers. Foreign and domestic. We're joined by NPR, National security correspondent Greg Marie and our tech correspondent Shannon Bond. Good to Have you both Here. Hi. So Greg, let's start with you. Is Russia the only foreign threat or just the biggest right now It's the biggest foreign threat and the national security officials and analysts who are studying this a really, absolutely clear. Russia is the main foreign threat. It wants to help Donald Trump win reelection in China and Iran or the other countries that are also mentioned, but at a much lower level. Now there's a big difference. This time the national security establishment, private researchers and the media are all much more prepared for this kind of disinformation. This time, far more eyeballs are looking for fake social media accounts planted stories. Just to give you one example in the 2018 midterms. The National Security Agency sent cyber teams to Europe to shut down the Russian troll factory that had been involved in the 2016 elections. Soas Faras, We know no foreign campaign has gained any real traction. But is it possible that the 2020 playbook is more advanced and sophisticated and maybe escaping the notice of people who are looking for the kinds of things we saw in 2016? Definitely a possibility. Microsoft put out a big report. They said. It's the same Russian agency military intelligence that's added again, but they are using a different tactics. They were using a lot of pots and automated social media accounts last time. This time, they're going to great lengths to hide their tracks. They're trying to hire Americans who unwittingly will write stories for websites. So yes, the playbook has changed. So Shannon tell us about what's happening in the United States. What are you hearing from tech companies and the experts who study this? Well, they're very alarmed. I spoke with your wrath. He's in charge of sight integrity, a Twitter and he puts it really succinctly. The people who know the most about how to mislead Americans are other Americans. So what security researchers are warning is that you know the atmosphere is just so right for disinformation. Right now we're living with so much uncertainty and that opens the door for bad actors to undermine confidence and voting in the election results because of the changes that are happening during the pandemic. There's also worries that bad actors could use fears about coded to discourage voting, and they're really concerns about extremist groups that could use social media to incite violence. And this also creates opportunity for foreign actors to amplify this information that Americans are spreading like those baseless claims that we keep hearing about voting fraud from President Trump and domestic disinformation is more challenging in some way is for the platforms, then foreign meddling. No, if they're going to take action against somebody like the president that inevitably become sort of a political football. Those calls could be much tougher for Facebook and Twitter to make then taking down Russian bots, and we've seen some of that in the last few months. Tell us about what these companies are doing. Yeah, well, they're doing a lot more than they used Tio. Both Twitter and Facebook have new rules against misinformation about voting. Against casting doubt on results or making premature claims of victory in the aftermath of the election, especially Twitter, stepped up labelling posts from the president. That's something we just didn't see them do really, until the last few months. They also say they're working together their monthly meetings with the industry and government and law enforcement agencies to discuss these threats and their responses, and both companies say they have gamed out Mohr extreme measures that would stop really world risks like voters, depression and violence, but they don't give us a lot of details on what those might be. Can we say yet how that's going Well, Critics say Facebook especially is still just too slow at this. It doesn't label or remove posts in many cases until after they've spread widely. The Biden campaign sent Facebook a letter this week condemning it for not just taking down Trump's false claims about voting. It called Facebook quote the nation's foremost propagator of disinformation about the voting process. Facebook says it applies its rules impartially, and we should note that Facebook is among NPR's financial supporters. You know what I hear again and again about social media platforms. This isn't just a question of are they setting the right rules? It's how are they enforcing those rules? And meanwhile, Greg, the president of the United States, is repeatedly questioning the legitimacy of the election and saying things about voting that are just flatly false. How is that shaping this discussion? Yes, this has had an impact. The Russian goal for years and years has been to undermine the credibility of the U. S political system. And now we have a president declaring at campaign events that mail in ballots aren't credible that this is the most corrupt election in U. S history. It's a sharp contrast from what we hear from officials like FBI director Chris Ray. You say Election systems have been hardened, tested and retested, and it will be extremely difficult to tamper with votes as we enter this final month.
Biden and Harris release tax returns before debate
"Before tonight's debate, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and running made Kamala Harris have released their tax returns. NPR's Brian Naylor reports, Biden paid a federal tax bill of almost $100,000 for 2019. The Bidens had taxable income of just under $945,000 last year running mate Kamala Harris and her husband, lawyer Douglas Am, Hoff reported income of almost 3.1 million and paid federal taxes of almost $1.2 million. The release of Biden's in Harris's tax returns comes a few days after the New York Times reported that President From paid $750 in federal taxes in each of the 2016 and 2017 tax years and nothing in 10 of the previous 15 years. Trump has refused to release his tax returns and is called The Times Report. Fake news.
UK, Canada impose sanctions on Belarus president, officials
"Has imposed sanctions on Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, his son and six other government officials more from NPR's frank length in London. The UK will freeze Lukashenko's assets and institute a travel ban in coordination with Canada. The British government is responding to the apparent rigging of the August presidential election and suppression of the resulting street protests. Britain's Foreign office cited the torture and mistreatment of hundreds of peaceful demonstrators taken into custody. Vuk said Lukashenko has quote refused to engage in dialogue with the opposition, choosing instead to double down on his violent repression.
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"I recently received a text from a dear friend of mine that read what are your thoughts on brightly colored dishes. I found some online that I absolutely love but I don't want to be stuck with something that might not go great in our house in the long run I like the plates and bowls so much that I might consider a planning a room around them though. To which my answer was there is actually a lot of psychology behind this and I should do a whole episode just on this question. So here we are when I looked on Pinterest, the category of Michelin Star Pleading, not, surprisingly, the images that came up were either in white or black plates leaving the business of dazzling you and your taste buds up to the food. I tried the search again using the words food plating and again white and black plates dominated the screen. As. A lifelong photographer myself. One of my most favorite areas of work was clary photography and when photographing in restaurants, the star of the show had to be the food itself with ambiance coming in as a close second after all, why do we go there in the first place to indulge in wonderful food that you yourself don't have to cook and to be embraced in an environment that allows you to linger and enjoy good company the same holds true in your home. According to an article by NPR, which I will site in the podcast notes Charles spent an experimental psychologist at Oxford. University who has dedicated his career to studying how environment affects the way we experience food and drink he has found for example that the weight and color of our utensils can affect how sweet or salty of food tastes. And people tend to enjoy the same dish more when it has a longer more descriptive name. In, the perfect meal, the multi sensory science of food and dining spence and psychologist betting pick yetters fiszman in the Netherlands explore how even the most minute adjustments can enhance the dining experience. The perfect meal means something different to everyone spent says, but there are commonalities and the quest of looking for the perfect meal leads to a lot of interesting research. As any good chef will tell you how the food is arranged on a plate makes a big difference. When the plating is artistic people tend to enjoy the food more than if the same ingredients were just dumped on the plate spence and his colleagues found that people enjoyed solid more when it was played it to resemble a Candan ski painting. The shape and color of the dinner where can affect taste as well in general round white fleet tend to enhance sweet flavors in food whereas black angular plates tend to bring out more savory flavors and serving food on a red plate tends to reduce the amount diners eat. Why we know that if we change the actual color of the food or drink, it can change the taste and flavour he says. For, example Dia Glass of Sauvignon Blanc read and your brain may trick you into thinking. It tastes more like a Merlot. The same food can look different when it's based on different color plates spent says and flavor our perception.
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"Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Speer President. Donald Trump and his administration daily corona virus briefing said that Americans must continue to practice social distancing. The president also said he's increasingly optimistic. A deal with Congress will be reached soon on replenishing government loan program to help small businesses and trump said there have been improvements in corona virus testing procedures not blamed in part on a lack of understanding by governors some of the governors like As an example the governor from Maryland didn't really understand the list. He didn't understand too much about what was going on so now. I think you'll be able to do that. It's pretty simple but they have tremendous capacity and we hope to be able to help him out. Trump also said with oil prices never before seen low levels crude oil features for May actually went negative. He plans to put an additional seventy five million barrels of oil in the nation. Strategic Petroleum Reserve Veterans Affairs Secretary. Robert Wilkie is defending his department's performance amid the crow virus crisis. Npr's quil Lawrence reports va staff have pushed for more protective gear. Secretary will he told. Npr His hired new staff in his shifting supplies as needed between as hundreds of hospitals clinics and nursing homes despite planning for a pandemic Wilkie said Va is facing the same shortages of protective gear as the rest of the country. And I think we've adjusted As as well as any organization of the size can do and our in our employees have performed bravely and magnificently well. We'll keep praised. Va Healthcare workers. Many of them have been protesting for weeks that staffer working in unsafe conditions. Va has now changed. Some of its rules to allow more masks for staff in nursing homes and other inpatient facilities more than three hundred thirty veterans in the VA system have died from the virus along with at least fourteen. Va Staff QUIL LAWRENCE NPR news. Even though the government's current loan program was created to help small businesses it seems some larger chain restaurants. Were able to obtain money through the program. One of the major changes to get a share shake shack. Says it will give back. It's ten million dollar loan. Stocks closed sharply lower today. Weighed down by cratering oil prices. Npr's Scott host reports. The Dow tumbled nearly six hundred points with much of the country. Hunker down at home. Demand for gasoline and jet fuel has tanked oil producers are running out of room to store their excess crude and with a futures contract for May delivery coming do traders were actually paying people nearly forty dollars a barrel to take oil off their hands that unprecedented signal living economy nearing a standstill was it drag on the stock market. The Dow fell nearly two and a half percent the S. and P. Five hundred dropped about one point. Eight percent the Nasdaq so a smaller decline of only around one percent companies cater to stay at home customers like Amazon and Netflix so their stocks rise horse. Npr News Washington. The Nasdaq was down. Eighty nine points the SNP fell fifty one points this is NPR Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin. Netanyahu appears to have one another year and a half an office turning back repeated attempts to unseat him. He's reached a deal for a unity government with his election. Rival Benny Gaunt's NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem after three inconclusive elections over the past year. Right wing Netanyahu and centrist guns have put aside their rivalry and they've signed a deal for quote national emergency government to tackle the corona virus. Pandemic THE DEAL. They signed says. Netanyahu may continue to serve as prime minister until October. Twenty twenty one then. Guns will become Prime Minister for a year and a half. The deal also allows Netanyahu starting in July to take steps toward annexing parts of the occupied West Bank. President trump has supported such a move but most other countries fiercely rejected. A Palestinian officials said annexation would block any possibility for an Israeli Palestinian peace. Steel Daniel Estrin. Npr News Jerusalem. Boeing says it is restarting production of its commercial airplanes in Seattle this week the company announcing will be putting up twenty seven thousand people back to work after operations were halted. Because of the Krona virus pandemic Boeing says it's taking extra precautions and his instituted comprehensive procedures at sites to fight the spread of Kovic nineteen the measures include the use of face masks and other protective year handwashing sites and staggered worked shifts. It's something that has never happened. It does go to show the economic effects of a global crisis pandemic crude oil futures for the first time fell below zero dollars today West. Texas intermediate for delivery actually felt a negative thirty-seven sixty three a barrel. New York. I'm Jack Speer. Npr News in Washington..
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"Health officials say. They're working to add more sites in the coming days. Sarah McCamman. Npr News Virginia Beach you're listening to NPR news from Washington. Three states hold primary elections on Tuesday Arizona Florida and Illinois. Joe Biden won all three Democratic presidential contests. Ohio was supposed to hold an election yesterday. But state officials suspended the vote citing corona virus concerns. Pakistan's government has opened to airports to international traffic bucking a global trend of shutting down travel. But it's also demanding international visitors present certificates showing that they are free of cove in nineteen. Npr's Diaa Hadid says that's even though testing is not widely available Pakistan had earlier shutdown all but three airports to international travel to prevent the spread of covert nineteen amid concerns that there wasn't proper screening but they have been two of those shot at airports now asking international visitors to prove they don't have the virus. The move follows a national address by the Prime Minister. Imran Khan who taught Pakistani's at the country couldn't afford a dramatic shutdown like that seen in Italy of France because it would cause many people to Starve. Pakistan has more than two hundred sixty cases of covered nineteen largely spread by pilgrims returning from Iran. Which is an epicenter of the virus? But the numbers expected to rapidly grow in coming days and some doctors and medics worn. The country doesn't have enough protective gear or hospital. Space to deal with a deluge of cases. Da Dade NPR News Islamabad. The European Union has closed its borders to non EU citizens for at least thirty days. It's an effort to slow the pandemic. Some European countries have closed their borders to other European nations against E. U. Advice. I'm KORVA COLEMAN NPR news..
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston. Us Stock Markets. Continue to post sharp losses at this hour stocks plummeted shortly after the opening bell amid growing fears of the economic fallout from the spread of corona virus and the severe drop in oil prices at last check the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down one thousand six hundred forty two points. The Nasdaq down. Four fifty three. The S&P five hundred fell seven percent when the markets open triggering a brief halt in trading. Mark Hamrick is a senior economic analyst at bankrate Dot Com circuit breakers in the stock market is something that's meant to allow essentially the flow of business to be orderly and so the S. and P. Five hundred hit the first benchmark of decline of seven percent and that pauses trading for fifteen minutes investor angst over a sharp decline in oil prices also driving down shares in a surprise move. Saudi Arabia announced that it's increasing oil production and discounting prices that sent the price of crude tumbling over the weekend. By as much as thirty percent. The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has tested positive for corona virus. New York governor. Andrew Cuomo has announced that Executive Director. Rick Contin was in the midst of overseeing the port authorities response to the virus. He's been at the airports obviously When many people were coming back with the virus He'll be working from home and now the senior team that works with Rick will also be tested. The Port Authority operates many of the busiest airports bridges tunnels and bus terminals. In the northeast New York is reporting at least one hundred forty two cases of corona virus statewide as of this morning a day after Italy put much of its northern regions under lockdown to curb the spread of Corona virus undressed in prisons over visiting restrictions has led to the death of six inmates. Npr Sylvia police reports two guards who had been taken hostage in. Another prison were freed in a police raid. The head of Italy's prison administration. Francesco Buzzing Teeny told a TV interviewer three inmates at died in prison in Modena and three other had died after being transferred from the prison. Two of them died of an overdose of Methadone. They'd stolen from the infirmary. The causes of the other deaths are not immediately known Maldini. Buggy are located inside the lockdown area and contagion epicenter where the government has decreed strict restrictions on freedom of movement. That have all suspended. Family visits to prison inmates so people jolie NPR news Rome recounting stocks on Wall Street at this hour the Dow was down one thousand five hundred eighty eight points this is. Npr news the ceasefire between Turkey and Russia in northwest Syria is holding the intense fighting though has left more than a million Syrians displaced with hospitals and schools destroyed. Npr's Jane Arraf reports from the Syrian side of the border. The ceasefire has been in effect for a few days. Now and it's much calmer. There are no air strikes but they're still so much devastation here. People's homes destroyed. Schools destroyed even hospitals. That it will be a long time before those who've decided that they'll take the chance and go home. We'll be able to go back again. Npr's Jane Arraf reporting on Word is the new number one movie at the domestic box office. Npr's Trina Williams reports. The film earned an estimated. Forty million dollars in ticket sales onward. Beat out the rest of the field but opened on the low end of expectations. The animation feature falls to teen brothers in search of magic.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer. A federal judge is refusing to delay the sentencing date for president. Trump's longtime associate roger stone. Npr's Windsor Johnston reports. The decision comes nearly a week. After the Justice Department recommended a lighter sense for stone was convicted of witness tampering and lying to Congress federal judge says sentencing will take place on Thursday as previously scheduled. Judge Amy Berman. Jackson says she will also consider stones request for a retrial. And we'll give him time to appeal after she makes her sentencing judgment. The stone case ignited a firestorm last week. After Attorney General William Bar recommended a lighter. Prison Term Stone is facing seven to nine year sentence after being convicted last year. On seven felony charges stemming from the former special counsel's investigation into Russian election interference. President trump has called the recommended sentence quote horrible and very unfair and continues to defend bar. Windsor Johnston NPR news. Washington meantime a slew of presidential pardons and commutations today. President trump commuting roughly half of the fourteen year prison sentence a former Illinois governor Rod. Blagojevich is expected to walk out of prison today. Trump also granting pardons to former NYPD. Commissioner Bernard Kerik and financier. Michael Milken former governor was convicted of corruption in two thousand ten just months after he appeared on trump's reality show celebrity apprentice trump made the announcement says he was leaving for a campaign swing through the West starting with California trump also pardoned San Francisco. Forty niners under Edward debartolo junior depart low had pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony when he paid four hundred thousand dollars to former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards for riverboat gambling license. Day One of jury deliberations has concluded in the New York City sex crimes trial of former Hollywood producer. Harvey Weinstein NPR's rose. Friedman is in the courthouse and has more judge. James Burke spent about an hour giving the seven men and women of the jury their instructions. What constitutes evidence the presumption of innocence? What the law means by reasonable doubt and then? They began their deliberation. They'd only been gone an hour when a question Kim. Back to the court we. The jury request legal definition of the charges. They wrote and asked for answers about whether they could find Weinstein guilty. Different combinations of those charges Weinstein is charged with five counts of rape and assault. He denies all the allegations against him. If convicted of the most serious charge he could face up to life in prison. Rose Friedman. Npr News New York major cuts by Europe's biggest bank. Hsbc says it will cut thirty five thousand jobs the move one of the biggest changes in years for the london-based Bank. Hsbc says its global. Workforce will fall to two hundred thousand. The company says its net profits fell by fifty three percent last year mixed close on Wall Street today. The Dow was down one hundred and sixty five points. The Nasdaq closed up a point. This is NPR. As China reports the fewest new infections of the strain of corona virus. Since last month the World Health Organization says suggestions the outbreak has slowed should still be viewed with caution China's reporting more than eighteen hundred thousand or eighteen hundred new cases. Npr's Anthony Kuhn. Reports are eight new cases aboard the cruise ship. That's been quarantined. In Japan. Health Minister Katsunobu cotto said that all passengers aboard the ship in the port of Yokohama. Have now been tested for the virus of the eighty. Eight new cases sixty five tested positive without showing any symptoms of the virus. Those who test negative will begin to leave the ship. Wednesday local time after being quarantined on board for two weeks. Those who test positive will be hospitalized. Tokyo's handling of the cruise ship is under fire with critics saying the boat became a big virus. Incubator and passengers should have been quarantined on shore. Government spokesman Yoshihiko suge rejected the criticism saying the Japanese government's response was appropriate. Anthony Kuhn NPR news soul even as water levels begin to drop.
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"NPR podcasts are now. Available on every platform checkout. All our shows at NPR dot org slash podcasts. That's NPR dot org slash podcasts. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston. President Trump continues his campaign swing across the nation in a final push to drum up support for Republicans ahead of next Tuesday's midterms. He scheduled to hold campaign events in Montana, Indiana, and Florida this week NPR's timber Keith reports Trump will rally supporters in Missouri tonight. President Trump has made it his mission to help defeat democratic senators running for re election in states. He won in twenty sixteen including Missouri. He will make one more stop there on Monday. The last in what will be an intense four days of campaigning to rallies a day on Friday Saturday and Sunday and three on Monday. His themes are now familiar hitting hard on. Immigration, bashing the press and Democrats by Trump's own account. He expects GOP Senate candidates will fare well on Tuesday. But when it comes to the house, he says Republicans are just doing okay, he is largely focusing his efforts in these final days and helping Senate and gubernatorial candidates tamra, Keith NPR news, Washington. The suspect charged in the deadly shooting at a Pennsylvania's synagogue has pleaded not guilty on Lee hearing from member station. W ESA reports Robert Bowers appeared in federal court today, this was Robert Bowers second court date since the Saturday attack that left eleven dead and six injured. He wore a red jumpsuit and was represented by two public defenders during the ten minute hearing. Prosecutors read the forty four charges against him and told him he could face the death penalty. The suspect did not make contact with the attorneys, but appear to listen intently, a grand jury charged him Wednesday with fatally preventing the free exercise of religion and commit. Firearms. Offenses the government said in a complaint filed the night of the shooting that the accused gunman made antisemitic statements during the attack the case is set to go to jury trial for NPR news. I'm only herring in Pittsburgh. Open. Enrollment begins today for healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act NPR's. Alison kodjak reports the program is stable this year, despite the Trump administration's efforts to weaken it the Trump administration lower reduce the enrollment period about six weeks from last year, and those are the states that are on the federal marketplace, some states have their own marketplaces and those have longer enrollment periods. But most analysts say they're expect to see a similar level of enrollment in states where there's longer periods and more marketing, like California or New York, they're likely to see maybe an uptick NPR's. Alison kodjak reporting open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act ends on December fifteenth at last check on. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average was up two hundred sixty four points. The NASDAQ composite up one twenty eight the S and P five hundred up twenty eight. This is NPR news. A new report from the US department of agriculture finds that people who read calorie labels on restaurant menus and fast food, menu boards and up consuming, less NPR's, Alison Aubrey reports. The new study finds that people who consult calorie counts on fast food menu boards consume about one hundred and eighty fewer calories over the course of the day compared to those who don't see or pay attention to the calories at a time when more than one in three Americans eat fast food on a given day. The new study suggests mandatory calorie posts can make a difference. Not everyone notices the calorie counts. But the study finds forty four percent of those who do report using the nutrition information to help decide what to order Allison. Aubrey NPR news Washington. A wide band of storms is moving through parts of the south. The storm prediction center's forecast operations. Chief Bill bunting says the system has spawned several tornadoes. Reports of tornadoes large hail damaging thunderstorm wins. And unfortunately, looking at the data coming in with head over one hundred thirty reports of damaging winds and eight tornadoes so far across portions of Louisiana and Mississippi at least two fatalities have been attributed to the storms. One death reported in Texas and another in Mississippi, the severe weather is expected to move east. Forecasters say the main threat will be heavy rain, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes, especially near the Gulf Coast, I'm Windsor Johnston. And you're listening to NPR news from Washington.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington on Giles Snyder, secretary of state. Mike Pompeo is just wrapped up remarks to reporters and Singapore as US and North Korean officials. Finalize preparations for the first-ever summit between President Trump and Kim Jong own NPR's. Anthony Kuhn is in Singapore with Trump and Kim scheduled to meet tomorrow morning. Both leaders arrived here on Sunday in both met with the host country. Singapore's prime minister leash Ian lung on Monday US ambassador to the Philippines soon, Kim with North Korean officials to hash out details of the talks. Kim Jong UN has said he's willing to give up his nuclear weapons, but he's insisting on security guarantees from the US in exchange came as already held two meetings with South Korean president moon Jae in as well as to with China's leaders Xi Jinping details of Tuesday's summit scheduler, vague. There have been suggestions that the summit could continue for a second day if necessary. Anthony, Kuhn NPR news, Singapore, top democrat on the Senate. Foreign relations committee at Markey of Massachusetts says for the summit to succeed President Trump and Kim Jong own most agreed to the meaning of denuclearization. On our side, we believe it means a removal of all nuclear weapons and delivery capacity on the Korean peninsula. Kim does not actually agree with that. President Trump says, he thinks things can work out very nicely with North Korea. He spoke to reporters during a working lunch with Singapore's prime minister also praised US embassy staff during a meeting greed at his attell following his arrival in Singapore, President Trump took some more swipes at Canada following the g. seven summit that wrapped up over the weekend posted a series of tweets that included criticism of NATO allies and the European Union on the flight to Singapore Trump pulled out of the joint communique. After Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau promised to fight the Trump administration's tariffs on aluminum and steel Italy's new populist government taking a hard line against migrant arrivals by closing the country's ports to appr-. Private rescue ship after Malta refused to ship permission to dock vampire Sylvia, jolly reports move stranded more than six hundred. Migrants, see a group SOS many as as rescue ship. Aquarius is carrying six hundred twenty nine migrants and is running short of food and water. Prime minister Giuseppe Konta said he asked Malta to assist those in difficulty, but was rebuffed. He said that confirms Malta's in Europe's unwillingness to intervene in an emergency, but till Salvini interior minister leader of the anti-immigrant party. The league posted under the hashtag ports closed Italy to says no to human trafficking. It's the only way he said to make ourselves heard in Brussels. Many commentators attributed the populist election success to the European Union's failure to assist Italy in handling the migrant crisis. So people Jolie NPR news Rome's been a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital officials say, it doesn't people are dead more than thirty wounded. This is NPR news. A big wildfire in south western Colorado was burning largely unchecked officials, say what's being called the four sixteen fire nearly doubled in size over the weekend and officials have ordered a fresh round of evacuations of fires, burning north of Durango. Authorities ordered the residents of an additional six hundred seventy five homes to evacuate bringing the total to more than two thousand. The nation's largest actors union and four television networks have agreed to limit auditions that are held in hotel rooms and homes. NPR Shannon, Benzon reports a move is aimed at eliminating the so-called casting couch sack. After represents a hundred and sixty thousand actors the union along with ABC CBS NBC and FOX say they went to eliminate the potential for predators to exploit performers behind closed doors. The new guideline comes in the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct by more than eighty. Women against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, which led to a wave of similar allegations against famous. This men and politics, the media and entertainment. Earlier this month, Weinstein pled not guilty to criminal charges of rape and sexual assaults. Shannon van Sant NPR news Washington ago after the union that represents many employees at NPR last night's Tony awards band's visit won for best new musical. The show is based on a two thousand seven is Rayleigh film about a group of musicians from any gypsum police orchestra, stranded in a small as Rayleigh town. It also won Tonys for actor, Tony, shalhoub, and Katrina Lenk all the band's visit one, ten Tony awards. Harry Potter and the curse child one six on Joyal Snyder, NPR news.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from the ups store who knows that small business owners can't afford to take days off so they'll be open to on may twenty fifth and twenty six for all your small business needs visit the ups store dot com for details live from npr news in washington i'm korva coleman secretary state might pay says the trump administration won't tolerate russian interference in this year's us elections pompeii was speaking before the house foreign affairs committee he's also been questioned about his recent visit with north korean leader kim jong un and pyongyang's work on denuclearization or demands have been unambiguous when i spoke with him i could not have been clear about the scope of the verification work that would be required all of elements that would be necessary in order for america to understand that there had been real denuclearization meanwhile international journalists are on their way to north korea's mountainous region in the northeast where the regime is planning to demolish part of its main nuclear test site npr's elise reports it's following through on a pledge made during the interkorean summit the nuclear test site at poon gary is where north korea detonated underground bombs six times most recently in the fall of last year but at their april twentyseventh mm it north korean leader kim jong un told south korea's president he doesn't have a need for nuclear weapons if communication with the us became regular and the regime felt it security was guaranteed so north korea is making this gesture of destroying tunnels at poon gary it's expected to happen sometime in the coming day or so journalists from the us uk russia china and south korea have been flown into the north to observe the dismantling south korea's journalists were allowed in only at the last minute at least hugh npr news soul the state department says a us government employees in china has reported subtle but abnormal sensations of sound and pressure secretary of state pompeo says the medical indications of this incident are very similar to what happened to american diplomats cuba about a year ago they reported hearing an unusual sound and then developed ailments such as hearing loss and dizziness the president of southwestern baptist theological seminary has been ousted noted baptist leader.
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"A budget and has been adler from capital public radio reports that would limit permanent increases in new spending as brown took to the podium for the final budget proposal of his sixteen years as governor he echoed a favored talking point of years past that california's economic recovery is approaching a cliff and recession is inevitable it can get giddy at the peak and don't fall over so we'll though democratic state lawmakers are seeking more money for healthcare childcare and higher education the governor wants to put most of his projected nine billion dollar budget surplus into reserves i don't think the money's there you may think it's there but it will it will disappear very quickly brown is proposing new one time investments in infrastructure project homelessness and mental health for npr news i'm ben adler in sacramento stocks closed mixed on wall street today the dow was up ninety one points the nasdaq down to the s and p five hundred closed up for this is npr news in washington health officials are rolling out the largest cholera vaccination drive in history to combat a spike in outbreaks across africa npr's nouri thighs reports the goal is to vaccinate two million people in five countries by mid june cholera is a severe gastro intestinal disease that's transmitted by bacteria found in contaminated drinking water it's treatable but often deadly because victims can lose so much fluid through vomiting diarrhea that their organs shut down in a matter of hours they've already been multiple flare ups across africa this year with nine hundred cases reported in malawi seventeen hundred cases in nigeria in over fifty seven hundred zambia defects a nation campaign is focused on those countries as well as two more uganda and south sudan it's a joint effort by national governments and international agencies including the world health organization and garvey the vaccine alliance narita eisenman npr news.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm laurie london four states hold primary elections today all of them in jurisdictions one by president trump in two thousand sixteen and pr's windsor johnston reports that voters are going to the polls in ohio north carolina indiana and west virginia where democrats are hoping to pick up seats the outcome of today's primaries may give republicans as sense of whether they'll be able to retain control of the house and senate terry madonna a political science professor at franklin and marshall college says the stakes are also high for democrats the problem that the democrats have with this election cycle is defending ten seats in states that donald trump won in two thousand sixteen five of them in states that trump won by double digits west virginia and indiana have become top battlegrounds in the fight for the senate voters will also decide on key house races in ohio and north carolina windsor johnston npr news while in washington to try to convince president trump to stay in the iran deal britain's foreign secretary boris johnson also talked about the case future npr's danielle czeslaw reports the johnson said his country has to make a clean break from the european union boris johnson told the daily mail a plan for britain to keep a customs partnership with the eu is crazy and claims it would create a quote whole new web of bureaucracy his position is a challenge to prime minister theresa may she backed the idea for britain to collect import taxes on behalf of the eu for goods arriving in british ports that would enable a borderless crossing between northern ireland which is part of the uk and ireland which is not johnson says britain needs to take control of its borders and taxes in order to sign independent trade deals with other countries including the us he did not rule out checks at the northern ireland border daniele has low npr news london thousands of university of cali.
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"Support for this npr podcast and the following message come from trans union your credit health is so much more than a score that's why they help you stay on top of it protected and understand it get your report and more at trans union dot com slash npr by from npr news in washington i'm barbara klein secretary of state mike pompeo is in israel and later heads to jordan on a brief middle east trip that started in saudi arabia as the bbc's alan johnston reports pompeo is coming down hard on iran the trump administration is keen to bring more pressure to bear on iran mr pompeo painted the duck is picture of iranian influence in the middle east he accused iran of supporting terrorist groups and arming rebels in yemen who launch rockets into saudi arabia but he also called for political settlement to yemen's wall image the saudis of sided with the government against the rebels mr pompeo indicated to that he wants an end to the damaging diplomatic dispute between katter and its neighbors including saudi arabia the bbc's alan johnston south korea says north korea will close its main nuclear test site next month and when it does pyongyang will invite international security experts npr's elise hugh reports the timing for a nuclear site shutdown comes out of south korea's presidential office following kim's historic summit with south korean president moon jae in on friday the site is poon gary in northern north korea where the kim regime has flouted international rules six times to test nuclear devices underground kim reportedly told moon not only that he would invite insecurity experts but also journalists to observe the dismantling according to the blue house kim further said that once the us and north korea start talking the us will know that he is quote not a tight but person to fire nuclear weapons at south korea the pacific or.
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"Un ambassador says his country which has troops in syria backing up the government is ready to provide security for a factfinding team from the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons but the russian diplomats says the team didn't get the goahead from u n security officials a u n spokesman tells npr that the united nations did provide the needed clearances for the team currently in damascus not far from duma meanwhile the us ambassador to the obesity w is raising the possibility that russia may have already tampered with evidence at the scene russia is denying that as the finger pointing continues michelle kellerman npr news the state department midnight tomorrow is the deadline to file federal tax returns the irs says it expects to receive seventeen million tax returns this week and that more than fourteen million filers are expected to ask for an extension alstreet higher by the closing bell the dow up two hundred twelve nasdaq up forty nine the s and p five hundred up twenty one this is npr news from washington a russian investigative journalist has died after a fall from his apartment balcony for moscow charles means reports his death is prompting concerns of foul play scene but a dean was well known journalist in katrin bird the largest city in russia's your mountains his death comes just days after he was found badly injured having fallen from his apartment police are investigating but for now of suggested his death was a suicide noting the door to his apartment was locked from the inside it colleagues at his local paper dispute the idea about a dean would kill himself in the weeks before the fatal incident bought a dean had been looking into the deaths of russian mercenaries who fought alongside but shara lawsuits government forces in syria with the so called wagner group despite extensive reporting by but a dean and other journalists proving the deaths of dozens of fighters in syria the kremlin has never acknowledged the existence of the group for npr news i'm charles means in moscow as a says it's postponing the launch of the satellite known as tests because of guidance.
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"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from FOX searchlight presenting. I love dogs from filmmaker. Wes Anderson voice talents includes Bill Murray, Greta, gerwig, Jeff, Goldblum, and Scarlett Johansson. Now playing in select theaters. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Nora raum Moscow is expected to announce more expulsions of diplomats from Russia today, more than two dozen countries are expelling Russian diplomats to show anger over the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil earlier this month, Russia previously announced as expelling sixty American diplomats as well as an unspecified number of envoys NPR's Lucian, Kim is in Moscow. He says that announcement was not unexpected. The move really wasn't a big surprise. The Kremlin in advance at Ardy telegraphed that it would respond in a reciprocal fashion. But what's a of some concern is that they're starting to run out of diplomatic targets on both sides NPR's, Lucian, Kim in Moscow the Environmental Protection Agency may decide as soon as this weekend, whether to scrap the current target standards on auto emissions, put in place by the Obama administration. The current rules call for doubling the average fleet wide fuel efficiency to about fifty miles per gallon by twenty twenty five Americans continue to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide they put in the atmosphere, but NPR's Christopher. Joyce reports that trend is slowing carbon dioxide is the main source of emissions that cause global warming. Most CO two comes from Power companies as well as from vehicles and planes for over a decade. These emissions have been declining a little over one percent a year in two thousand seventeen. However, the decline was smaller well, less than one percent. The fact that emissions are declining at all is largely due to natural gas solar and wind energy, replacing coal fired Power generation according to the rhodium group and energy. Think tank. One reason for the slowdown is that people are driving and flying more miles. Now none. The less energy analysts expected emissions will continue to decline even if at a slower rate Christopher, Joyce NPR. News Turkish security forces say an attack killed six village guards and injured seven others in the country's southeast, they blame a Kurdish separatist group. The PK K NPR's limit all Aaron reports. The PK has been fighting the Turkish government on and off since nineteen forty eight. So it's been listed as a terror organization by Turkey, the US and the EU turkeys also been fighting a Kurdish militia group in Syria called the white PG. Uncool says that Syrian based group is actually an extension of the PK K so it must expel it from its border region. Meanwhile, Francis president Macron is trying to position himself as a mediator in the conflict. He met with some Syrian Kurds including members of the white PG this week, and he reached out to Turkey for possible reconciliation talks, but turkeys rejected France's, offer lemon LA NPR news. Beirut, the Pentagon says there was a roadside bombing in Syria. Last night to members of the coalition were killed five. Others were wounded. This is NPR news. News. The governor of Hawaii is expected to sign into law. Today I'm Bill to legalize physician assisted suicide. The measure was approved by the state house and the Senate by wide margins. It would allow physicians to prescribe a lethal drug to adults who have been given no more than six months to live patients must administer the dose themselves. A thirty six year old accountant was the unlikely hero of a National Hockey League game in Chicago. Last night NPR's John Stemp and says, the man was taken it from a recreational game up the street and forced into playing when the Blackhawks regular goalies went down with injuries. Scott foster played some hockey and college over ten years ago. And then the Blackhawks asked him to play the final fourteen minutes of last night's game. The initial shock happened. What happened here? S? I think he just kind of like out to that in what a game. He played fosters, shut down. One of the hottest teams in hockey the Winnipeg Jets, stopping all seven, seven shots in a six, two to win. Although Foster's coach wasn't expecting much Jovem loaded laughing as you're getting on the ice. I think I would too. Nor where his teammates. I don't think I heard anything other than put your helmet on. And now I'm standing here foster returns to his day job this morning Johnston, NPR news and the NC double A women's basketball championship. It's down to the final four tonight. 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"Support for this NPR podcast and the following message come from REI What is your but that's the question REI coop is asking this season with gear classes, expert advice and adventure trips RE I can help you overcome any excuses to find your way outside. Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Shea Stevens. The White House says President Trump intends to impose, stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. By the end of the week, NPR Scott Horsely says, the order could include an exemption for certain countries, including Canada, adding exceptions for you as allies, such as Canada could reduce the impact of the tariff water, and also the potential for a retaliatory trade war Republicans have been urging the White House to take a more surgical approach and include exceptions for America's allies, China, which President Trump accuses him undermining US industries through cheap exports says, it will make a necessary response to any US trade war. Chances of a meeting between President Trump and his Mexican counterpart will depend on how the two leaders handle issues of mutual interest. That's the message after a day-long meeting between Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared, Kushner and Mexican affair. Scholes NPR's carry com reports Thursday spent Wednesday in Mexico City meeting with the foreign minister and President. Enrique Pe a Nieto Mexico's Foreign Ministry, said in a statement that Kushner delivered a message from Trump about the importance of advancing joint initiatives and that a meeting between the two presidents depends on how much progress they make on issues, including the North American Free Trade Agreement, migration and security. A possible meeting between Trump and pending. The EPA was scuttled after a recent telephone conversation soured between the two over Trump's insistence that Mexico pay for US border wall Wednesday. The White House said, Mexico might be exempt from new tariffs Trump is putting on steel and aluminum imports carry con NPR News, Mexico City. It is unclear whether Florida's governor will sign a gun safety Bill That's heading to his desk as emperors Grigg Alan reports the measure calls for three-day waiting period and bruising the minimum age for gun sales and arming certain School employees. Lawmakers are the bill is intended to make sure there are no more school shootings like the one in parkland in which seventeen people died. It bans bumped stocks allows officers to seize the guns of people deemed a threat to themselves or others. It also includes four hundred million dollars to hire more school resource officers, improve mental health counseling and upgrade school security representative. Jared Moskowitz from Parkland says, the bill is just a start. It's not enough when major corporations around this country are ahead of us. We are behind despite calls from the school student activist lawmakers rejected several amendments to banned weapons like the AR fifteen style gun used in parkland Greg, Alan NPR News Tallahassee for the second time in less than a week. A storm is blanketing the East Coast as much as the foot of snow could fall from the Philadelphia area through most of New England before the system moves offshore and Thursday, the Nor'easter as knocked out electricity to some areas still awaiting repairs from last week storm. This is NPR News. The White House says President Trump has already won an arbitration case against an adult film actress claiming she's Trump's former mistress, Stephanie Clifford known professionally. A stormy Daniels is suing to invalidate a non-disclosure agreement saying she wants to set the record straight. Her lawsuit also mentions Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen who says he paid Clifford one hundred and thirty thousand dollars of his own money as part of the agreement. If you suddenly hear someone laughing at you and there's no one else in the room, It could be Amazon's Alexa. The smart speaker has been spontaneously laughing when the device as not in use as NPR's lower side Elber poured some users are not amused. Social media was buzzing with strange stories. One person tweeted that he was on the verge of falling asleep. Then then he heard Baja. He tweeted out, there is a good chance. I get murdered tonight. Alexa also got a little rebellious. A user on Reddit complained that they told Alexa to turn out the lights three times They kept coming back on. Then Alexa stopped responding altogether and let out. The user wrote, I still get the chills. Amazon says it found a fix for the problem. Alexa has been mishearing words as Alexa laugh. The company says, now you have to say, Alexa, Can you laugh? She sure can. Laura sigh ideal NPR News tourist visits to the United States have dropped for the fifth month in a row. The US Commerce Department says international arrivals were down five percent in February as compared to the same month in two thousand sixteen I'm She Stevens NPR News in Washington.
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"Live from NPR News in Washington, I'm Windsor Johnston officials in parkland Florida's say the high school where a suspected gunmen fatally shot seventeen people will not reopen until at least the end of the week north country. Public Radio's Brian man reports the building where Wednesday's mass shooting took place will be torn down Broward County. Public Schools, faculty will return to the campus Thursday and it may be the week after before kids. Resume classes tied Hampson the school's principal released an emotional video Saturday promising to help his students. He'll. Oh ho each and every one of you may tie Zuni And I will hold you as always you need me to for all thirty three hundred of you and your families, and we will get through this together as support and counselling centre is opened near the school to help kids struggling to cope with Wednesday's violence. Brian man, NPR News Parkland Florida State NCA survive last week shooting are demanding action on gun violence. There are organizing a march on Washington and staging a school walk out on March 14th. Israel says four of its soldiers were wounded by an explosive device on the Gaza border and Palestinian officials say to Palestinian teens were killed by Israeli fire. NPR's Daniel estern reports said some of the most serious cross-border violence since a two thousand fourteen Gaza Israel war the Israeli military says four soldiers were wounded two seriously when an explosive device detonated along the border between Israel and Gaza. Israel says it responded with air strikes in Gaza hitting 18 targets belonging to the militant group Hamas which controls Gaza Palestinian health officials say they later recovered the bodies of two seventeen year olds in Gaza killed by Israeli fire. The Israeli military says they shot at people trying to cross the border into Israel ever since President Trump recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital there have been frequent Palestinian demonstrations in Gaza along the Israeli border. The UN warns, the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza like Severe power cuts could lead to an escalation of violence. Daniel esturine NPR News, Jerusalem. Many parts of California are sliding back into drought NPR's Dan Charles reports, California relies on winter rains and accumulating snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains to replenish its reservoirs and supply its farms and cities with water the following summer. But this winter's been disappointing across the state, the snowpacks only 20 per se. Out of normal rainfalls far below average, The National Weather Service says it's increasingly unlikely that late rains will arrive to make up the deficit. Drought conditions also cover much of the southwestern United States. But recent rains have brought much-needed moisture to the south and southeast Dan, Charles NPR News. You're listening to NPR News in Washington. A leading African filmmaker from Burkina-Fasso has died from a stroke at the age of sixty four and P ours affair vehicles docked in reports Idrissa Ouedraogo put the west African nation at the heart of movie-making on the continent. It did. He saw with it out goal was a talented director who won awards at Cannes as well as the premier African movie festival held in his own French-speaking country book enough USSL without goes global acclaim straggled Africa Europe and beyond with cinematic masterpieces such as yaaba grandmother and the 1990 released she lay for which he was awarded. The prestigious come Grand, Jury prize withdrawal gold studied his art in Kiev and Paris before returning home with Rao who was known for his sweeping landscapes and penetrating human portrait's portraying the tension between tradition modernity and change or Fabien. Stockton NPR News that guy at the box office, this weekend block on guy leaves. Black Panther exceeded expectations, setting a new record in ticket sales for a debut at this time of year. Disney is forecasting a four-day holiday weekend. Take of three hundred sixty one million dollars worldwide. The big-budget film was already celebrated as a milestone with a black superhero mostly black ensemble anti-black director. I'm Windsor Johnston NPR News in Washington.